When is inpatient care indicated for the treatment of persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)?

Updated: Oct 01, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Patients should be hospitalized when their psychiatric illness puts them at risk of harming themselves or another person or when it dangerously impairs their ability to care for themselves.


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